AMD has just launched the Radeon RX 6800 XT and it's already breaking world records. The widely known extreme overclocker Alva Jonathan aka “LUCKY_NOOB” has set a new world record for the 3DMark Firestrike using a reference design Radeon RX 6800 XT.
One important thing to mention in this result is that tessellation was disabled by Alva on 3DMark Firestrike so the card could reach a higher score. The HWBot ranking allows the tessellation to be disabled, but 3DMark Hall of Fame does not, meaning that the score won't appear on it.
The new world record to beat for 3DMark Firestrike on HWBot is 47932 marks. The system used by “LUCKY_NOOB” was using a 1200W Corsair PSU, G.Skill DDR4 RAM, an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU overclocked to 5.423GHz using liquid nitrogen, and a Radeon RX 6800 XT overclocked to 2650MHz (boost setting applied in Performance Tuning panel) using the reference cooler.
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Considering that AMD still has a graphics card more powerful than the RX 6800 XT, we could see this record broken by the RX 6900 XT once it launches next month.
The previous record was held by safedisk, using an ROG Strix RTX 3090 OC graphics cards, which scored 47725 marks, about 207 marks less than the current record holder.
KitGuru says: It is always impressive to see what the professional overclockers can do with new hardware. Are any of you planning on picking up an RX 6800 XT? Wil you be overclocking yours once it arrives?